Long Beach: the paper, no date, 1969. 28p., newsprint tabloid, 17x11 inches, cover leaf embellished with spot-colors, folded per tabloid convention. A very worn copy with abrasion and small splits along spine-fold, wrinkled, dog-eared, mis-folded and of course toned. This issue predominently drug-fact oriented, both cover leaves devoted to barbiturates, amphetamines, hallucinogens and narcotics, with easy-to-read headings and sub-catagories. Effects and side effects, medical and anecdotal.
Non-drug contents begin with David McReynolds (War Resisters League) on revolution, from Village Voice. POW camps in North Vietnam with six photos of US officers in detention (playing pool, writing). A People's Peace Treaty form to fill out. Nuclear power and fallout and cancer. Offshore oil reserves in Southeast Asia. Ethiopia vs Eritrea. Rock reviews: a long one on Quicksilver, shorties on Phil Ochs, Allman Bros., Curtis Mayfield, If, Grateful Dead. Reportage on the rightist influence in SFPD by Gerry D'Arcy, new head of the POA there; Raymond Broshears says D'Arcy is a John Birch Society member. A newish analysis why the US invasion of Laos --for the opium. Entire centerfold devoted to a legally-drawn petition for legalization of pot. New Black congressman Ron Dellums. UFW news. Out of New York, the Black Panther Party explains recent expulsions and reorganzation.